Archive for February, 2009

PANIC: Talk to Russ if you get here!

February 26th, 2009 No comments

There’s a really coooool technote on IBM’s Lotus Domino Support site:

Problem Domino 8.5 server crashes with Panic message

Technote (troubleshooting)

Domino 8.5 server crashes with Panic message “PANIC: Talk to Russ if you get here!”

Server crashes attempting to open a NIF container. Panic message is unusual and not descriptive.

## thread 63/131 :: server pid=426356, k-id=unning 3, pthr-id=15935
## stack :: k-state=wait, stk max-size=269208, cur-size=15864
ptrgl.$PTRGL() at 0x200003d0
raise.nsleep(??, ??) at 0x2002055c
raise.nsleep(??, ??) at 0x2002055c
sleep(??) at 0x200ce23c

Well – IBM layed off many people of their core staff the last 30days… so I hope for their customers prompted the red panic box with the above mentioned advise that Russ is still ‘property of IBM‘…

Categories: Lotus Domino

Today a friend of mine wrote…

February 24th, 2009 No comments

Verkaufe 200t orginal Westendorfer Schnee! Günstig wegen fehlerhaften Bestellung abzugeben. Auch 2 Ware (leicht gelb) günstig abzugeben…

Der Schnee kann nicht versendet werden, sondern muss vom Käufer persönlich vom Dach des Verkäufers und von der Einfahrt geschippt werden!

Well – who wants 200t of snow 🙂 – I’m able to provide you a contact…

Categories: Others

Long way to Holzkirchen

February 18th, 2009 No comments
Truck in the field...

Truck in the field...

Today we (Gery & I) started in the morning – and Gery tried hard to get to Holzkirchen earlier. But the snow and ice made it hard for the traffic on the highways…

So we arrived in Holzkirchen at least later then ever before  – see the reason on the left side of this post… 🙁

Categories: Work

A snowy day in tyrol

February 17th, 2009 No comments

What a beautiful day this is – snow, snow and snow again!

Categories: Others

New iPhone App: Rowmote 1.1 & Rowmote Helper

February 15th, 2009 No comments

In the past I owned a Sony Ericson D750i – and one of a beloved feature was to control my PC remotely with this mobilephone.

I missed this feature on my blackberry – but now i found a really successor on this feature.

On the appstore of Apple you will find a little application called ‘Rowmote’ – currently in version 1.1 – and this little application allows you to control your mac remotely… not all of the mac’s features, but the most important…


Rowmote 1.1

Rowmote 1.1

You will be able to fully control ‘FrontRow’ – including starting and ending ‘FrontRow’ remotely. That’s for me one of the good news. Another good news is that the DVD-Player, iTunes and PowerPoint are also controllable via the app.


In addition to the iPhone app ‘Rowmote’ you will need a little app installed on the Mac you want to control – it’s called ‘Rowmote Helper’ and will be started automatically after startup of the Mac.


Apple Remote

Apple Remote


Also a nice iPhone Application is the Apple internal developed ‘Apple Remote’ which allows you to extend you iPhone Library to any wireless available library the tool is able to find.

Categories: Others

Blogging with the iPhone

February 8th, 2009 No comments
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G

Now after a while the iPhone came true on my flying circus.

And it’s really fun – especially the wordpress app…

So, let’s see if the number of posts will increase the next time – but I hope so 😉

Categories: Others

DROBO – a update…

February 2nd, 2009 2 comments


After almost two month now I want to give a short overview about the ‘new’ DROBO 2.0 box.

Well – it’s a up and down… with more ups, I think 😉

I found several problems on using / setting up the Drobo and some (one) of them are showstoppers.

First of all – here’s my installation in detail:

DROBO 2.0 USB/Firewire, Airport Extreme, MacBook Pro and Sony Vaio

1 – The standby-issue

I thought that it is possible to connect the Drobo to the Apple Airport Extreme via USB 2.0 as external Disk. The Airport is able to host HDDs connected as Airdisk and share them over the network so that every linked computer would be able to connect.

Well, it IS possible to connect the Drobo to the Airport… BUT

The problem is very simple – connecting the Drobo to the Airport will prevent the Drobo from going into standby mode. That results in a really noisy black box. Because the Drobo is situated right under my flat-TV that is absolutely unacceptable. And – of course – there’s also the point that it will consume much more power than being in standby…



The question here is now if the DROBO SHARE component would resolve that issue…
Anyone out there having tested it? In combination with the Airport Extreme?

How did I resolve the problem?
Also very simple – I disconnect the Drobo every time I do not use it from the Airport Extreme – within seconds the Drobo switches into standby-mode and is much quieter from this point on. But it is not completly quiet – sometimes the Drobo comes alife by powering up the fan – so if you want it really to be quiet you will have to disconnet the Drobo also from the powerline.

2 – The TimeMachine issue

There’s not really a issue here. Not on the Drobo side, but on the TimeMachine.
TimeMachine always is using the whole HDD capacity you are connecting to the Mac you are using. So if you don’t like to fill up the whole drive with TM backups you will have to create a separate partition to be used for backing up your Mac via TM.

It’s working great and no problems are found so far – I think there will be no issues because both – Apple and Data Robotics – are reffering this functionality. At the Data Robotics you can find a detailed description how to setup an additional partition on the Drobo.

Update, 02-02-2009:
There is a DroboApp called ‘Time Tamer‘ available to limit the appetite of TimeMachine by using a Drobo. I thought that DroboApps only work in combination with DroboShare… but some of them are also working ‘normal’ via AppleScript (Automator in detail)… seems to be worth to check it out…

Categories: Storage

Time to change…

February 1st, 2009 No comments

Well – after a while it was frustrating now to update my pages in the web via ‘real’ hardcoding and uploading afterwards.

So I started to look around and found that WordPress seems to be the right choice to to the job… and yes, I know there is also Joomla, Typo3…. out there. But for me it’s ok as it is with WordPress 🙂

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